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Nov. 19, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Catching the rumrunners—Coast Guard adopts new technology during Prohibition

[Prohibition] was a hard unremitting war with few of the rewards normally accompanying performance of such duty. Yet under the law, the Coast Guard had no alternative but to conduct it with zeal and dedication, utilizing all the resources at its command. The story of the “Noble Experiment” is in large part a Coast Guard story.    Commandant Edwin

Nov. 12, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Harold Tantaquidgeon, Chief Boatswain’s Mate and Chief of the Mohegans

Prohibition was an era of illicit liquor, bootleggers, and adventure on the high seas, most notably on the East Coast. It became illegal to produce, sell, or transport liquor for consumption on Jan. 17, 1920. The United States Coast Guard had its share of the action searching for bootleggers offshore and along the U.S. coastline and inland

Jan. 8, 2021

Watch: PBS’s “The Codebreaker” premiers Monday, Jan. 11

America’s greatest codebreaker was a Coast Guard civilian

Dec. 4, 2020

The Long Blue Line: Cutter Daphne and the “North Atlantic Vegetable War”

Read about one of the last incidents of Prohibition...and vegetables.